Friday 1st May: European Open Briefing

Global Markets:
  • Asian stock markets: Nikkei up 0.05 % Shanghai Composite lost 0.75 %, Hang Seng fell 0.95 %, ASX gained 0.40 %
  • Commodities: Gold at $1180, Silver at $16.15, WTI Oil $59.70, Brent Oil at $66.70
  • Rates: US 10 year yield at 2.053, UK 10 year yield at 1.818, German 10 year yield at 0.357

News & Data:

  • Japan Core CPI 2.2 %, Expected: 2.1 %
  • Japan CPI 2.3 %, Expected: 2.3 %
  • Japan Household Spending 2.4 % m/m, Expected: 0.5 %
  • Japan Household Spending -10.6 % y/y, Expected: -12.1 %
  • Japan Unemployment Rate 3.4 %, Expected: 3.5 %
  • Japan Trade Balance JPY8.50bln, Expected: JPY7.52bln
  • Australia PPI 0.5 % q/q, Expected: 0.2 %
  • Australia PPI 0.7 % y/y, Expected: 0.7 %
  • China Manufacturing PMI 50.1, Expected: 50.0
  • China Non-Manufacturing PMI 53.4, Expected: –

Upcoming Events:

  • 09:30 BST – UK Manufacturing PMI (54.6)
  • 15:00 BST – US ISM Manufacturing PMI (52.0)

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